COVID Resources


Campus may be closed, but our community is alive and thriving! Students across campus are hosting all sorts of virtual events to help students feel connected.


Bring your MBA skills and personal interests to contribute to COVID-19 relief efforts. CBS students and staff are sourcing opportunities to get involved by giving time, supplies, money, and support.


Attend a webinar hosted by CBS professors or learn more about the impact of COVID-19 on our economy. View CBS and Columbia University resources.



Check out daily opportunities led by CBS classmates. These include guided meditation, karaoke, trivia nights, at-home fitness, podcasting, and more! All students are welcome to join the Slack channel and add events to their calendar. Check out recordings of events here.

CBS Impact Week

CBS Student Government Community Chairs organized Impact Week from April 13-17, 2020. Don't miss the CBS Bingo and other opportunities to come together as the strong CBS community that we are!

CBS Health & Wellness Club's Sourced Online Workouts

The Health & Wellness Club (HWC) created a Google Sheet of recommendations for online workouts. Take a look, try a free month, and stay active while staying inside! View here.

CBS Alumni Hangouts

External Relations and Development launched Alumni Student Virtual Hangouts! Join these 60-minute discussions with Q&A. Registration is first come, first serve. Visit the EventBrite site here to register. More events will be added weekly!


Tamer Center's Webpage of Opportunities for Urgent Needs

Learn about the NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund, the Robin Hood Relief Fund, and other opportunities addressing health care and food security. View webpage.

CBS Gives Back Guide

Access this student-created document for ideas of how to support our community and vulnerable populations impacted by COVID-19. These include donating money, supplies, & blood, volunteering, and supporting local businesses. View document.

Columbia DIY Ventilator Challenge

Columbia Engineering invites students, faculty, and staff from all Columbia schools to participate in this challenge is to design a DIY emergency ventilator based on an Ambu-bag. Visit webpage.

Columbia COVID Tech Innovation Group

The Columbia COVID Tech Innovation Group helps health professionals connect and collaborate with engineers to rapidly solve together emerging problems during the COVID-19 pandemic. View webpage.


Help with COVID-19 by volunteering remotely or on-site. Join thousands of daily volunteers in opportunities to aid communities. Visit webpage.


CBS students started a Slack channel to help classmates  donate their computers' downtime to run dynamic protein simulations to help find a care for COVID-19. The idea was adopted from a project started at Stanford.

Food Donations for Hospital Staff at Elmhurst Hospital

While Manhattan has 5.3 beds per 1,000 people, Queens only has 1.5 hospital beds. As Elmhurst Hospital reaches capacity, please consider contributing to this food drive for the hardworking staff. Visit fundraiser here and NYT opinion piece  for context of hospitals in Queens here.

A Million Masks: Support Fund

Join the nonprofit A Million Masks in raising $750,000 to secure Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for frontline hospital workers in NYC.  Learn more and contribute here.

The LoveBug App

Created by CBS students, the LoveBug App provides the opportunity for meet someone new while supporting everyone working tireless to stop the pandemic. Donate $5+ to the Frontline Workers Fund and receive 1+ online dating match. Love is infectious. Get Bitten!  Visit webpage.


This grassroots movement is building a national, centralized platform to enable communities to get PPE to healthcare providers on the frontlines. It is founded by physicans and medical researchers. Visit the website to donate, advocate to legislators, and learn more.

Food Bank for NYC

Food Bank for New York City has a website with many resources from donations to a letter-writing campaign for the pantry bags being distributed. Visit the website here, and click on the "Dear New York" campaign.


Columbia University COVID Webpage

Check out the Office of University Life webpage for COVID resources to access health resources, virtual student opportunities, and volunteer opportunities. Visit website.

CBS Leading Through Crisis Series for COVID-19

CBS has developed this series to offer actionable insights, inspiration, and valuable thought leadership from faculty, alumni, and business leaders during this time of great uncertainty. Visit website.

Tamer Center's Social Impact Webinar Series

The goal of the weekly Social Impact Webinars  is to disseminate best practices for social enterprise, and discuss the pressing social & environmental challenges resulting from COVID-19  to ensure vulnerable community needs are still addressed. Visit webpage.

State of Modern Political Economy Webinar

The Tamer Center is hosting this webinar as part of the Social Impact Series on April 27, 2020. Hear from Professor Ray Horton, Dean Emeritus Glenn Hubbard, and Professor Tano Santos as they speak about COVID and impacts on Modern Political Economy. Register here.

NY COVID Webpage

Visit the New York State webpage for COVID-19 news, public safety updates and more information. You can sign up for email updates. Visit website.

Columbia University Life COVID Webpage

Visit the New York State webpage for COVID-19 news, public safety updates and more information. You can sign up for email updates. Visit website.

Columbia University COVID-19 Related Research

Access this webpage to access research, conduct research, and learn about Columbia University's focus on COVID-19.  Visit website.

Leadership & Ethics Week Events (April 13 - 17, 2020)

The Student Leadership & Ethics Board and the Bernstein Center are hosting a series of virtual events about navigating the new normal across industries.  Visit website.

International Student & Scholars Office (ISSO) COVID-19 Hub

Visit the ISSO webpage for ISSO operations, FAQs, updates and resources.

Columbia Residential Housing & COVID-19

Visit this webpage to access FAQ about residential housing and COVID-19.